Don't cry, America, but we are losing Ahmed Mohamed. The 14 year-old Muslim boy who built a clock (sort of) that some people mistook for a bomb (it looked like a bomb) is leaving with his family to live in Qatar.
Ahmed said at a press conference on Capitol Hill yesterday that he was leaving the U.S. because it is "hard" growing up in America and "going to school being a Muslim." (If he thinks it's tough here, trying going to school as a girl in Afghanistan.) I guess that sort of makes him a reverse Muslim refugee.
His father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, a supporter of Sharia law and a professional Muslim agitator, beamed with pride as his son described how miserable life is here in Islamophobic America.
I agree that Ahmed and his family will be happier in Qatar, a country that allows no religious liberty for anyone but Muslims. There, dissenters don't get invitations to meet with the president; they get thrown in prison. Ahmed should not let the door hit him on the way out.